Raised by Wolves Newlands Meunier 2018


Originally intended to be a sparkling wine, Adam harvested the grapes at 11% alcohol. After tasting it in the cellar he made a quick change to the program and bottled it unfiltered and unfined as a still wine. Tim Atkin subsequently rated it the best Rosé in South Africa, not bad for the often forgotten third grape allowed in Champagne production and the first wine of its kind in our country.

“I’m intrigued by the savoury elements of this wine, and the very subtle stone-fruit aromatics. To my mind it encapsulates the term ‘vinous’ in the best sense of the word.” AM

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Raised by Wolves is the brainchild of Adam Mason winemaker at Mulderbosch Vineyards. The name is a parody of the constant one-upmanship of winemakers: My wine is a single vineyard. … Yeah well my wine is naturally fermented. … Oh yeah well my wine is hand sorted by berry. And Adam’s response: Well my wines are all of the above and I was raised by wolves.

The Raised by Wolves wines are all vinified with minimalistic intervention to allow the true character of the varietal and the site-specific terroir to shine through.